Climate change crisis: SCI decries threat to children

Save the Children International (SCI) has raised the alarm that Climate Change is the greatest crisis and grave threat to children.

Speaking during COP28 Simulation event on Climate Change tagged ‘Children Climate Ambassadors Forum’ and the ‘Climate Action Assembly’,

The Director, Advocacy, Campaigns, Communication and Media, Save the Children International, Nigeria, Amanuel Mamo at the COP28 Simulation event on Climate Change tagged ‘Children Climate Ambassadors Forum’ and the ‘Climate Action Assembly’, said children have contributed the least to the climate crisis, and yet they are paying the highest price.

The two-day event had State Children Parliamentarians, schools, Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, and media.

He said: “Climate crisis is the biggest challenge of our time. It is a grave threat to children and their rights. “Child rights” might not even survive a global climate catastrophe.

“As a part of Save the Children’s flagship campaign initiative, Generation Hope, that focuses on addressing key climate change drivers, particularly for children facing acute inequality and discrimination, we are happy to be able to organize Children’s National COP28 Simulation.

He expressed hope that with the two-day event on impacts of climate change on children and their future, they will have their say in the decision-making process of an issue that affect them, and it serves as a vital platform for collaboration, policy enhancement, and
innovation as collective effort to address climate challenges in Nigeria and the world.

As part of the call to action by the children, a Senior Secondary School, SSS, 2 student of Nigerian Tulip International Colleges, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, Ojukwu Miracle, said, “So the tile has come for us to play an active role to sharpen the earth Government to set aside financial help or finances for climate project to support the current problems.

“This is also not only the responsibility of the government, private sector, schools can but trees to plant in different parts of the country.

She also called on government to adequately budget but climate activities for sustainable tomorrow, “Act now for a greener band resilient future”, she stated.

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